Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, 1st/1st, 1932
London: Chatto & Windus, (1932). First edition. This is a very good or better copy. Without the dust wrapper. The deep blue boards are bright, tight, and generally clean. There are slight areas of bumping at the corners and at the top and tail of the spine. The embossed gilt title is clean and bright. Overall, this is a very good copy, albeit without a dust wrapper, of the classic dystopian novel. Largely set in a futuristic World State, whose citizens are environmentally engineered into an intelligence-based social hierarchy, the novel anticipates huge scientific advancements in reproductive technology, sleep-learning, psychological manipulation and classical conditioning that are combined to make a dystopian society which is challenged by only a single individual: the story's protagonist.